I have seen many iPhone 3G users complaining about the sluggish iOS 4 experience on their phones. Apple team has tried their best to bring iOS 4 on iPhone 3G, but the phone is very limited in terms of the requirements of the new iPhone OS.
There are few things that one can do to speed up the iOS 4 on iPhone 3G. Of course, there is no guarantee that your iPhone 3G will work faster after using these tricks, but it will certainly make your phone more usable with iOS 4.
How to improve iOS 4 performance on iPhone 3G?
1. iPhone 3G Cold Death
In layman’s language, iPhone 3G cold death is nothing but a different way of booting your phone.
To put your iPhone 3G in cold death, press and hold the “Sleep” and “Home” button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. It will take some time to reboot your iPhone, so don’t worry about it.
This method really improves the performance of iPhone 3G running on iOS 4.
2. Remove Unwanted Apps
If you are using 100-200 apps on the phone, it will definitely decrease the iOS 4 speed on your iPhone 3G. So, it is recommended that you should remove the unwanted app from the phone.
3. Remove Shadows from Icons
I’m not sure about this method, but apparently it has worked for those who have tried it on their iPhone 3G. Just remove or rename the shadow file.
I have not tried this trick on my own. So, if you are willing to try it, try it at your own risk.
4. Delete Language Packs
Apple provides multi-language support on iPhone, but most of us only use English language on the iPhone. You can delete useless language packs from your phone to free some memory. Watch the tutorial here.
These are the few tricks that will help you boost the performance of iOS 4 on iPhone 3G. As I said earlier, it will not work for everyone. If you do it correctly, it will give you good results.
Have you tried any of these methods? Share your experience with us.